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GBIO

Greater Boston Interfaith Organization

The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) is a broad-based organization that works to coalesce, train, and organize the communities of Greater Boston across religious, racial, ethnic, class and neighborhood lines for the public good. The goal is to organize different sources of local power and develop local leadership in order to fight for social justice. GBIO’s more than sixty member institutions include constituencies from all faith communities. Members of Temple Isaiah join with these other constituents to establish relationships that cut across historic community divisions in order to together address issues of injustice at their root causes and advocate for systemic change.

GBIO held its founding assembly in November, 1998, with 4000 people from across Greater Boston. Accomplishments since then include (1) the enactment of the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act, for which GBIO was a key coalition member, (2) local community campaigns on Youth Safety, and (3) successful legislation and agreements with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs to promote Aging with Dignity. In addition to these campaigns, GBIO is also currently focusing on issues relating to Criminal Justice Reform and Affordable Housing. Learn more about GBIO